Leading sustainability firm, greeNEWit, recognized for helping homeowners improve energy efficiency and increase comfort in homes
COLUMBIA, MD - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized greeNEWit with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Contractor of the Year Award for its outstanding efforts to increase the adoption of energy-efficient products in homes. greeNEWit's accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.
greeNEWit, an ENERGY STAR® partner since 2009, will be honored for: helping improve home comfort, energy efficiency and safety while lowering residential energy bills. greeNEWit is also being recognized for its critical role in innovation, creating jobs, and growing the economy.
"greeNEWit truly values our partnership with ENERGY STAR®," said Managing Partner Josh Notes."It is our belief that everyone deserves an energy efficient home, and it's exciting to see the impact we've made in helping communities become more resilient, sustainable, and economically prosperous. We remain committed to continuing our work to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment."
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR® and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR® and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.
"We're proud to recognize greeNEWit for their work in assisting American homeowners make performance improvements to their homes," said Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program Manager Ely Jacobsohn. "Performance contractors like greeNEWit demonstrate that homeowners value the confidence inspired through partnership with ENERGY STAR®, and are leaders in raising the bar of the home improvement industry."
ENERGY STAR® has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders.
For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
greeNEWit's mission is to develop real estate that produces power and grows food. Our belief is that this will make communities more resilient, sustainable, and economically prosperous. By working with residential, multifamily, and commercial real estate, greeNEWit has an expansive perspective on how end energy consumers understand, interact, and engage with their energy profile. With clients that include some of the most successful developers and managers of student, military, and multi-family housing, greeNEWit is a tech-enabled service business in the growing clean-tech space. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, greeNEWit is expanding nationwide. For more information, visit: greeNEWit.com.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA's ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is a systematic approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort in homes, while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing carbon pollution by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.